Easy Shepherd's Pie


Easy shepherd's pie — the name says it all with this recipe. This dish is comforting and hearty with cream cheese added in for irresistible flavor, all in just a few simple steps.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 2 cups hot mashed potatoes

  • 4 ounces PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed

  • 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed

  • 1 cup beef gravy


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Brown meat in a large skillet. While the meat is browning, mix potatoes, cream cheese, 1/2 cup shredded cheese, and garlic until well blended.

  3. Drain meat. Return to skillet; stir in vegetables and gravy. Spoon into a 9-inch square baking dish. Cover with potato mixture and remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, about 20 minutes.

Healthy Living Variation:

Save 70 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 5 grams of saturated fat per serving by preparing with extra lean ground beef, Philadelphia Neufchatel Cream Cheese, 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese, and Kraft 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese.

Barbecue Shepherd's Pie Variation:

Prepare as directed, omitting the garlic and substituting 3/4 cup Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce mixed with 1/2 teaspoon onion powder for the gravy.


Use instant mashed potatoes. Prepare potatoes as directed on the package, omitting the milk. This way when you add the cream cheese the potatoes stay fluffy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

435 Calories
25g Fat
32g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 435
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 772mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 16mg 80%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 645mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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